SEVEN was the lucky number for Martin Blagbrough in the match at Lowhills Pond.
Drawing Peg 7, he caught a 7lb carp to take the initiative.
Then, on Peg 6, Simon ‘Raps’ Raper bizarrely caught the same fish but sportingly handed it to Blagbrough, effectively handing over the match at the same time.
Raper was rewarded for his sportsmanship by catching an 8lb carp and skimmers for second place.
Peg 12 produced two nice carp for Craig Bainbridge who took third place.
Result – 1 M Blagbrough 22lbs 4oz, 2 S Raper 16lbs 9oz, 3 C Bainbridge 14lbs 12oz, 4 J Holdsworth 14lbs 6oz.
At Hudson’s Farm, Garstang, skimmers, barbel, tench and small carp made up the weight for the winner while John Fisher lost a very big bream at the net.
Result – 1 F Staniuszko 17lbs 4oz, 2 T Bevan 8lbs 2oz, 3 J Fisher 7lbs 10oz.
Two good tench and 14 carp made up the winning weight – pole fished caster – at Tollerton Ponds, York.
Result – 1 F Staniuszko 76lb 4oz, 2 K Garner 72lbs 3oz.